Fort Hood Soldier Vanessa Guillen Missing
Private First Class Vanessa Guillen was supposed to be off on April 22 but for some reason she was working. No information has been given regarding why she was there. According to her mother, Vanessa had been called in to work. Who called her in? Why was she called in? Details on the missing Fort Hood soldier are scarce and the military is not telling the family anything, leaving them in the dark and hurting.
The last time Pfc. Guillen was seen was on April 22 in the parking lot of her military unit’s headquarters. Personal items that she would normally carry with her; car keys, room key, identification card, and wallet, were found in the armory where she had been working. One would have to assume that no credit card activity, or any other activity indicators have been found. But we don’t know since they refuse to discuss anything.
What We Do Know
Pfc. Vanessa Guillen is a 20-year old Hispanic woman who worked as a 91F small arms artillery repairer. She’s 5′ 2″ tall and weighs 126 pounds. When last seen, she was wearing a black t-shirt and purple leggings. According to the family, Vanessa loved to run but they also said that she was having problems on base.
Vanessa Guillen told her family that she did not feel safe on base. She said that a sergeant had been sexually harassing her, both verbally and by stalking her. She said that he would follow her when she went for a run. Pfc. Guillen did not give the sergeant’s name to her family, saying she would handle it. Military officials have stated that there is no evidence Pfc. Guillen was attacked.
Sexual Harassment a Serious Issue in the Military
The military has been plagued with issues of sexual harassment and sexual assault while the chain of command turns a blind eye. Females don’t feel safe in reporting abuse because they know they will face retaliation for telling and that it will negatively impact their ability to advance. The attitude of not really wanting to know, by ranking officers, has the family asking for the whole case to be turned over to the FBI. It’s been 2 months and military still has no clue what happened to Pfc. Vanessa Guillen. Her family does not have faith that the military really wants to discover what happened, but for now, they’re what we’ve got.
Reward Up to $50,000
The reward for finding Pfc. Vanessa Guillen has increased to $50,000. If anyone has any information, help bring our Texas soldier home, and if something has happened to her, help bring the perpetrator to justice. Contact “Army CID Special Agents at 254-287-2722 or the Military Police Desk at 254-288-1170. You can also submit an anonymous tip on the CID website.”